Hikers and their canine companions can explore the beautiful dog-friendly trail within Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve in Conestoga, PA. Spanning 92 acres on the edge of the Susquehanna River, Shenks Ferry is renowned for its display of colorful wildflowers such as Virginia waterleaf, woodland phlox and wild geranium. Popular for wildlife viewing, visitors also have an opportunity to see over 50 birds including owls, hawks, indigo bunting and the pileated woodpecker. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy a scenic stroll along Wildflower Trail, a smooth, flat, mile-long path which is popular with botanists, photographers and nature lovers. Extend your walk with Fido by crossing over to the Enola Low Grade Trail or Municipal Hiking Trail, both lying just beyond the preserve boundary. The wildflower season falls between March and June, but timing a visit in April or May should coincide with peak bloom at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve.